|SMWDC IAMD WTI Graduation
Graduates of the seventh iteration of the 19 week Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTIs) course based out of Dahlgren, Va., pose for a picture with Rear Adm. John Wade.
Adm. Philip S. Davidson visits USS Montgomery
170222-N-MB306-124 SAN DIEGO (February 22, 2017) Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, tours the main deck of the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8).
Vice Admiral Foggo Reenlists Chief Balogo
SAN DIEGO – Culinary Specialist Chief (CSC) George Martin Balogo assigned to dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) reenlisted in the United States Navy Feb. 22.
Bonhomme Richard Departs Sasebo for Patrol
SASEBO, Japan – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sasebo, Japan for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Feb. 27.
Halfway at the Halfway
Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) participated in a half-marathon on the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 13
USS Mustin Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb 24, 2017) – Cmdr. Warren D. Smith relieved Cmdr. Thane C. Clare as commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a change of command ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Feb. 24.
USS Hopper Returns to Pearl Harbor
The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned from a 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, western Pacific, and Indian Ocean, Feb. 21.
ATG MIDPAC Reflects on African American History
Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, honored the achievements of participants in the civil rights movement at a ceremony hosted by the Afloat Training Group, Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC), Feb. 16.
Carrier Strike Group 1 Conducts South China Sea Patrol
SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer.
USS Hopper Returns to Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned home from a 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, western Pacific, and Indian Ocean, Feb. 21.
Lake Erie Prepares for Deployment
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) moored at Naval Base Point Loma's deperming pier, Feb. 6-9, for an evolution which would put her crew to the test.
McCampbell Conducts Bilateral Sonar Training
SEA OF JAPAN (NNS) -- The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) conducted bilateral sonar operations training with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Feb. 8.
ATG MIDPAC receives environmental award
The Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) Sailors’ contributions were recognized during the 2017 Good Neighbor and Environmental Hero Award Ceremony at the Mission Memorial Auditorium in Honolulu, Feb. 8.
WTI by Day, NPS by Night
I first heard about the Navy’s Warfare Tactics Instructor program (WTI) in 2015, while the program was still in its infancy.
USS Somerset Visits Duqm Oman
DUQM, Oman (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) departed Duqm, Oman, following a port visit and mid-deployment maintenance availability, Feb. 10.
WTI Class in Session
The Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) proudly welcomes the next cohort of 44 future warfare tactics instructors (WTI).
McCampbell Visits Otaru, Japan
OTARU, Japan (NNS) The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) completed its port visit to Otaru, Japan
America's Top Enlisted Leader Preps Sailors for Deployment
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USS America's Command Master Chief (CMC) Kenneth Robertson invited all junior Sailors to a "CMC all hands call" Feb. 9 to talk about America's current state of affairs and offer Sailors the opportunity to address concerns.
Navy Christens Future Tulsa
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during a ship-naming ceremony for the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16).
USS Dewey Change of Command
SAN DIEGO, CA. (NBSD) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) held a Change of Command ceremony February 10th.
Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Tulsa
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Feb. 11, in Mobile, Alabama.
Success! U.S., Japan conduct intercept test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3).
U.S. and Japanese Military Strengthen Bonds Through Cultural Exchange
OKINAWA, Japan – Sailors from Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, Commander Task Force 76, tenant commands and their families met Soldiers from the 15th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Feb. 8-9, to tour each other’s base and participate in cultural exchange.
Seeking TOP SWO Instructors
LITTLE CREEK, Va. (NNS) --- Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and the Surface Navy Association,
Naval Forces visits Hawaii
Commander, Naval Surface Forces arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the Pacific Fleet Commander’s Conference.